Syria

April 14, 2014

Navy Pillay has been the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights since 2008. (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT

Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, denounced widespread torture in Syria on Monday.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on April 13, 2014 shows pro-regime forces holding a position during alleged operations to take the control of the surrounding areas of the Rankous plain in the Qalamoun region on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP)
14:00 GMT

Syrian forces have entered the town of al-Sarkha in the strategic Qalamoun region, retaking the full control of the town from rebels operating inside Syria.

Syrian regime fighters claimed victory in the rebel stronghold of Yabroud in March (File Archive)
11:01 GMT

Syrian regime soldiers have reclaimed Maaloula in the Damascus province four months after Islamist rebels took over the Christian stronghold.

Just over 65 percent of Syria's internationally declared chemical weapons stockpile has been removed from the war-torn country, the Associated Press reported. (AFP/File)
10:44 GMT

The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog has said that the Syrian government must speed up its movement of raw materios for poison gas and nerve agents if it is to successfully destroy its stockpile on time.

Things are getting artsy again in Syria.
07:52 GMT

After about a decade of decay, Damascus' culture scene is getting its groove back.

A man is helped away as dust settles following an alleged air strike by Syrian regime forces on the city of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, an opposition bastion since early in the revolt against President Bashar Assad. (AFP)
06:57 GMT

As fighting raged across Aleppo and Damascus, Syria's President Bashar Assad said Sunday that he was planning to run for a third term in July's elections and that the conflict was coming to a "turning point".

April 13, 2014

The Syrian war has seen over 150,000 civilians killed (File/AFP)
18:29 GMT

Syrian President Assad says his regime's battle with opposition fighters worked in his favour.

According to the U.N., over 2 million Syrians have registered as refugees. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

The UN reports that only one fifth of pledged aid to Syrian has been delivered.

Aleppo, Syria's largest city, has seen fierce fighting since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT

Government forces battled rebel fighters in Aleppo in the fiercest fighting since 2012.

The Syrian opposition and regime both blame each other for Saturday's attack. (AFP/File)
06:28 GMT

The Syrian regime and opposition forces accused each other on Saturday of carrying out a chemical attack on the village of Kafr Zeita, located in the embattled country’s western-central province of Hama.

April 12, 2014

Is Angelina hating on the SaveKessab hashtag posted by Kim?
11:00 GMT

Armenian public figure Kim Kardashian is allegedly getting some celebrity backlash for her Twitter campaign to #SaveKessab.

April 11, 2014

Rebel groups, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria and Nusra Front continue to fight each other (File/AFP)
11:33 GMT

Rival groups fighting each other in Syria have brought the death toll up in recent days, complicating the country's civil war further.

Eric Harroun was jailed for six months when he returned to the U.S. for fighting alongside terrorist groups (File/Facebook)
09:08 GMT

Famous for fighting alongside Al-Qaeda rebels in Syria, "The American Jihadist" Eric Harroun died of an accidental overdose in Arizona.

April 10, 2014

A Syrian refugee family waits at a UNHCR registration center in Lebanon (Joseph Eid/AFP)
11:52 GMT

Some 20 Syrian refugee families with ties to the regime have returned to their hometown of Flita, according to Syrian army sources.

Approximately 1,400 people have been killed in chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

The U.S. and Turkey will follow up on new accusations that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons in recent months.